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Police: Shoplifter escapes State Street convenience store by waving knife at clerks; gets arrested at another disturbance

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he threatened clerks at the 7-Eleven at 177 State St., near the Greenway, with a knife early this morning.

Kyle Lincoln, 26, might have escaped into the night, except police investing a disturbance a couple hours later on Causeway Street found him in the middle of it.

According to police, Lincoln walked into the 7-Eleven around midnight and began taking food:

The victim stated he confronted the male who became aggressive and began pushing one of the staff members. The victim stated the suspect then pulled a knife out and began threatening the staff with the knife, before leaving the store with merchandise he did not pay for. Officers were provided with a description of the suspect and searched the area initially to no avail.

Police continue:

At approximately 2:00 AM, officers responded to the area of 85 Causeway Street for a male causing a disturbance. On arrival, officers observed the male who matched the previous description of the suspect from the earlier assault at 177 State Street. The suspect was identified and taken into custody. Officers retrieved a knife from the suspect’s pocket.

Lincoln was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Innocent, etc.

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85 Causeway is next to the 7-11 on Causeway which always has an unsavory assortment hanging out front.

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Sounds like good policework. Thank you, officers.

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